Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Trees!

There are just a few days left to enter this competition. Fortunately you're only required to use 150 words - so you can do it!

The subject is trees, you can submit a story or poem and the prize is a collection of books written and signed by Nick Perring.

If you like, you can also guess the species of tree in the photograph.

33 comments:

  1. Hi Patsy - you lie!! There's no snow like that here!!

    But yes we had a flurry ... and then the rain came back. Cherry Tree.

    A frozen 150 words .. should be manageable .. lovely photo - snow untarnished by humans ... cheers to a wet warmer day ... Hilary

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    1. OK, I confess, Hilary - that isn't this year's picture.

      No, not a cherry tree,

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  2. Thanks for posting this, Patsy. I'm into writing flash fiction at present, particularly very short flash. As the tree in the photograph is in a garden then there's a strong likelihood that it's a Cherry.

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    1. The competition is perfect for you then, Christine!

      No - not a cherry.

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    1. Ha ha - good try, Alex. (Actually I do have a snowball tree, but that isn't it) We haven't had snow yet this winter, but I expect we will.

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  4. It isn't an oak, but I won't hold that against it. I love all trees.
    :O)

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    1. You're correct that it's not an oak, Mac. That's very slightly reduced the possibilities.

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  5. Lovely photo, as always. As it's in a garden the tree could well be a fruit tree.

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    1. Yes, it is a fruit tree, Liz! Can you guess what type of fruit?

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  6. It's an apple tree, and a lovely photo. Thanks for the link, Patsy. Even I should be able to come up with 150 words:))

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    1. No, not an apple tree, Suzy. Hope you do better with the 150 words.

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  7. It was 21ºC today in Santa Cruz de La Palma. Sorry (not really).

    Hmm. Trees...

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    1. Huh! I bet you miss the grey skies and drizzle really, Sheila.

      Just a little bit?

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  8. It looks like the apple tree that whatshisname was under, Newton.

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  9. Sounds like a good comp, Patsy. Pity the deadline is the same as for Nano, though.

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    1. Get your character to write 150 words on trees, Charlie.

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  10. Thanks for this tip, Patsy! I have a tree story I've been trying to place, but it's 615 words long and I doubt it would mean the same if I reduced it to 150 words. I'll try though.

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    1. That's some drastic editing, Fay. Good luck!

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    2. Thanks, Patsy. I did it. 150 words exactly! And it's not too bad after all!

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    3. Thanks! And thanks so much for keeping us informed of these writing competitions.

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    4. Thanks! And thanks so much for keeping us informed of these writing competitions.

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  11. Could it be a pear tree. That would make it very seasonal. Now you just need a partridge!

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  12. Could it be a pear tree. That would make it very seasonal. Now you just need a partridge!

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  13. Thanks for sharing, Patsy! We've had loads of entries already but it's always ace to have more!

    Nik

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    1. Hope you don't get totally snowed under, Nik.

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    2. Are you absolutely sure about that?

      There once was a man with a tree
      It was bigger than me!
      If it was smaller
      or I was taller
      It might only have come to me knee.

      See, you're regretting it already, aren't you?

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Thanks so much for commenting!